The Experience Team collaborates across Zoox to define and champion the “Human Experience”. We embrace a human-centered design process that is collaborative, data-driven, and iterative. We are growing a team of exceptional people to help invent and design unique solutions. We'll address new challenges around AI and define interaction paradigms to advance human experience through design. 

If you live and breathe design, care about the impact of technology in our society, can't stop thinking about how to help improve people's lives, and you want to work on some of the most exciting design challenges of our times to inspire and enable a better future, then this is the role for you!

We are looking for a Design Research Intern to join our Experience Research workstream. The ideal candidate is a passionate creative thinker, who is eager to learn and solve challenging problems. You will involve all design and development of vehicle human-to-system interfaces in an integrated and collaborative fashion, supporting the design, development, and preparation of deliverables.


  • Work closely with designers, researchers, engineers, and product managers to identify research needs and develop a research strategy
  • Design, plan and execute research activities including but not limited to: field studies, interviews, participatory design, interaction analysis, and analogous research
  • Communicate research findings in a clear and meaningful manner to key stakeholders 
  • Synthesize research insights and actionable recommendations to inform product decisions


  • Currently working towards an M.A. in a relevant program
  • Good academic standing
  • Can commit to at least a 12-week internship
  • At least one previous industry internship, co-op, or project completed in a relevant area
  • Ability to relocate to the Bay Area, California for the duration of the internship
  • Interns at Zoox may not use any proprietary information they are working on as part of their thesis, any published work with their university, or to be distributed to anyone outside of Zoox.


  • Basic knowledge of design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Flinto, FramerX, etc.
  • A portfolio showcasing relevant design work
  • Proven problem-solving ability and strong user empathy
  • Interest in product inclusivity and accessibility

Bonus Qualifications

  • UX/UI prototyping skills.
  • Experience in tech or automotive industries
The monthly salary range for this position is $5,500 to $7,500. Compensation will vary based on role, degree level and type, and benefits will be offered based on eligibility. Additional benefits may include medical insurance, 401k, and a housing stipend.

Vaccine Mandate
Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.